Instructables: exploring - home - homesteading - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 26 May 2018 21:12:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Fixing an Outdoor Faucet http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-an-Outdoor-Faucet/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:46:36 PDT
Grow a Ton of Potatoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-Ton-of-Potatoes/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:40:14 PDT
DIY Remote Gate Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Remote-Gate-Opener/
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Sun, 22 May 2016 19:40:53 PDT
Pizza Oven Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Oven-Build/
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Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:24:49 PST
Wood Shavings into Light Fire Brickets "No Water Soaking Method" (experiment) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Shavings-Into-Light-Fire-Brickets-No-Water-So/
Wood Shavings into Light Fire Brickets "No Water Soaking Method" (experiment) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/TEYW/IYAN2K0L/FCFTEYWIYAN2K0L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/TEYW/IYAN2K0L/FCFTEYWIYAN2K0L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/TEYW/IYAN2K0L/FCFTEYWIYAN2K0L.SMALL.jpg Waldemar Sha I'm not that much of a woodworker but still I've manged to collect some quantity of wood shavings during the Winter season. If it was Summer I would probably tried to make fuel brickets from them in more conventional way: by mixing with shredded paper, soaking in weter and drying under the Sun after...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:31:18 PST
Wheelie Bin Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheelie-Bin-Composter/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:57:43 PDT
DIY 5-Gallon Chicken Waterer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5-Gallon-Chicken-Waterer/
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Sat, 2 Jul 2016 07:21:31 PDT
The 16 Brick Rocket Stove - Quick (30 Second) Build - Easy DIY - Simple Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/The-16-Brick-Rocket-Stove-Quick-30-Second-Build-Ea/
The 16 Brick Rocket Stove - Quick (30 Second) Build - Easy DIY - Simple Instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/OGSW/J9JFRW36/F59OGSWJ9JFRW36.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/OGSW/J9JFRW36/F59OGSWJ9JFRW36.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/OGSW/J9JFRW36/F59OGSWJ9JFRW36.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i'll show you how to quickly and easily make the 16 brick rocket stove. Watch Video... 55 Second Video ~ W/30 Sec. Build! This is a "to the point" video showing how to construct the basic "16 brick" rocket stove. full instructions with "burn footage" in under a minute! Rea...
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Sun, 5 Nov 2017 11:01:49 PST
Compost Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Screen/
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Thu, 24 May 2007 13:36:06 PDT
whole house rainwater cistern water system http://www.instructables.com/id/whole-house-rainwater-cistern-water-system/
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Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:22:00 PDT
No Waste Quail Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Waste-Quail-Feeder/
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Wed, 4 May 2016 21:37:10 PDT
DIY Wood Chipper Shredder Tamper Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wood-Chipper-Shredder-Tamper-Tool/
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:02 PDT
Trench compost http://www.instructables.com/id/Trench-compost/
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Mon, 28 May 2007 22:02:26 PDT
Paper + Sunflower Seed Husk Fuel Briquettes http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Sunflower-Seed-Husk-Fuel-Brickets/
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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:18:52 PDT
Burn Seashell Lime in a Primitive Straw/Clay Kiln! http://www.instructables.com/id/Burn-Seashell-Lime-in-a-Primitive-StrawClay-Kiln/
Burn Seashell Lime in a Primitive Straw/Clay Kiln! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/OZ1R/IJQNYC45/F1BOZ1RIJQNYC45.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/OZ1R/IJQNYC45/F1BOZ1RIJQNYC45.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/OZ1R/IJQNYC45/F1BOZ1RIJQNYC45.SMALL.jpg skillcult In this project we use Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Animal, Vegetable and Mineral to make something with a multitude of practical uses. The text is detailed and stands alone, but the videos are very useful and entertaining. Video #1, the Quicky version, is the 7 minute general interest, entertainmen...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:10:04 PST
Wormery (Worm Composter) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wormery-Worm-Composter/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:24:38 PST
Design and Build a Tiny House http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Build-a-Tiny-House/
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:49:58 PDT
Green Solar Powered Water Barrel Version 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Solar-Water-Barrel-Version-2/
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Mon, 5 Jun 2017 22:02:22 PDT
Composter (Drum Style) http://www.instructables.com/id/Composter-Drum-Style/
Composter (Drum Style) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/UIGJ/FCEILV1V/FKZUIGJFCEILV1V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/UIGJ/FCEILV1V/FKZUIGJFCEILV1V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/UIGJ/FCEILV1V/FKZUIGJFCEILV1V.SMALL.jpg jdlink This composter rotates so that compost matter can breathe (which should also minimize odor) and break down a little faster. I created this prototype in about 2-3 hours. This project applies the fine art of meatball carpentry--emphasis on function NOT aesthetics. The materials should run about $10-$...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2007 12:56:10 PDT
Plywood Honey Bee Swarm Bait Catch Hive and Nucleus Box - Dual Purpose How to DIY Plans http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Honey-Bee-Swarm-Bait-Catch-Hive-and-Nucleu/
Plywood Honey Bee Swarm Bait Catch Hive and Nucleus Box - Dual Purpose How to DIY Plans - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/2ZQN/IJKAFASL/F4I2ZQNIJKAFASL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/2ZQN/IJKAFASL/F4I2ZQNIJKAFASL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/2ZQN/IJKAFASL/F4I2ZQNIJKAFASL.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Catching swarms of honey bees has to be one of the most exciting and fascinating events of the year. I say 'event' as it tends to happen mostly in the month of May in the UK. Last year, 2015, we caught 9 such swarms and increased our own hive number from 5 to 12. Many of the swarms came from one or ...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:14:21 PST
Solar powered Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Air-Conditioner/
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:34:11 PST
No Drowning, Hive-Top Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Drowning-Hive-Top-Feeder/
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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:31:12 PDT
Collect rain water with a wine barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Collect-rain-water-with-a-wine-barrel/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:10:20 PDT
How I Went Off Grid and Love it! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-Went-Off-Grid-and-Love-It/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 18:19:32 PDT
Chicken Coop Gravity PVC Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Coop-Gravity-PVC-Feeder/
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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:17:12 PST
6.3 KiloWatt Ground Mount Home Solar Array http://www.instructables.com/id/63-KW-Ground-Mount-Home-Solar-Array/
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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:40:58 PST
Solar Thermal Air Heater (on a Shipping Container) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Air-Heater-on-a-Shipping-Container/
Solar Thermal Air Heater (on a Shipping Container) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/HRE3/IJM06AGJ/FZDHRE3IJM06AGJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/HRE3/IJM06AGJ/FZDHRE3IJM06AGJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/HRE3/IJM06AGJ/FZDHRE3IJM06AGJ.SMALL.jpg Skunkworx Solar Thermal Heating, Cooling and Ventilation System For Shipping ContainersA guiding principle for us is that the technologies and processes we create should allow for the production of food year-round. With indoor production facilities, such as our re-purposed shipping containers, keeping the ind...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:05:30 PST
Rain Barrel Lawn Sprinkler http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrel-Lawn-Sprinkler/
Rain Barrel Lawn Sprinkler - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/62QS/GQYG6HPB/F2B62QSGQYG6HPB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/62QS/GQYG6HPB/F2B62QSGQYG6HPB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/62QS/GQYG6HPB/F2B62QSGQYG6HPB.SMALL.jpg nbonine So, you live in a townhouse with a small front lawn. It never seems to get the water it needs to "keep up with the Jones who are retired and have a perfect lawn". And you have an erosion problem because your gutters collect water from all the roofs around you. Well, that is what drove me to this pro...
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Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:23:29 PDT
Rain Barrel and Diverter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrel-and-Diverter/
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Mon, 16 May 2011 22:32:23 PDT
The World's Nicest Outhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/The-World-s-Nicest-Outhouse/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 21:04:45 PDT
Building a forced air composting system http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-forced-air-composting-system/
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:23:07 PDT
Grow Ten Tons of Organic Vegetables: Leeks, Onions, Potatoes, Broad beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sweetcorn, Courgettes & marrows, Sugar beet, Beetroot, Carrots, Swede, Kale, Calebrese & Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, rhubarb & Strawberries http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Ten-Tons-of-Organic-Vegetables-Leeks-Onions-P/
Grow Ten Tons of Organic Vegetables: Leeks, Onions, Potatoes, Broad beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sweetcorn, Courgettes & marrows, Sugar beet, Beetroot, Carrots, Swede, Kale, Calebrese & Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, rhubarb & Strawberries - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/H8N0/ISCBW00P/FRWH8N0ISCBW00P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/H8N0/ISCBW00P/FRWH8N0ISCBW00P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/H8N0/ISCBW00P/FRWH8N0ISCBW00P.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat With the resurgence of small farm scale 'organic' vegetable production actual published useful information is very scarce or non existent. If you read gardening books, they are normally plagiarised from other authors, often by lazy celebrities, who either have no original ideas or just leave it all ...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:47:02 PDT
Solar Heated Large Scale Dehydrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Heated-Large-Scale-Dehydrator/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:17 PDT
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 1 - Ground Works http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easy-Empty-Composting-Toilet-Project-Part-1-Gr/
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 1 - Ground Works - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/FC97/IOKNB2GU/FGWFC97IOKNB2GU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/FC97/IOKNB2GU/FGWFC97IOKNB2GU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/FC97/IOKNB2GU/FGWFC97IOKNB2GU.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Ever since the invention of the flushing toilet in 1596, the human race has been recklessly wasting a hugely important resource and contaminating our oceans with the same. Now, at last, the technology is available for each and everyone of us to compost our faeces and get them transported to our loca...
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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:15:06 PDT
How to Stack and Ventilate Firewood with Pallet Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stack-Firewood-With-Pallet-Wrap/
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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:36:31 PDT
Wood Splitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Splitter/
Wood Splitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/9RCG/IG5GJWAB/FV09RCGIG5GJWAB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/9RCG/IG5GJWAB/FV09RCGIG5GJWAB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/9RCG/IG5GJWAB/FV09RCGIG5GJWAB.SMALL.jpg ZombieWorkshop This is a little wood splitter that I made as a gift for my dad thal owns a cabin on the mountains, its very helpfull splitting scrap wood like boards an pieces of 2X4 for his wood stove, not really an option for hard wood or wood with a lot of knots. Veary cheap to make woth just a few tools ,you...
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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 20:51:27 PDT
Easy Rain Barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Rain-Barrel/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2009 18:59:48 PDT
compost tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/compost-tumbler-1/
compost tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/LE2O/FUVSGA50/FH4LE2OFUVSGA50.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/LE2O/FUVSGA50/FH4LE2OFUVSGA50.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/LE2O/FUVSGA50/FH4LE2OFUVSGA50.SMALL.jpg kingcusson this compost tumbler is portable it is also my first instructable get a barrel find a barrel with a lid you can get one at freecycle.org get tools a materials Materials- barrel- plywood about the size of the barrel- 3 sets of skateboard wheels- 2 L brackets- a handle- 2 small blocks of wood bi...
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Fri, 22 May 2009 07:27:28 PDT
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 2 - Superstructure http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easy-Empty-Composting-Toilet-Project-Part-2-Su/
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 2 - Superstructure - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/7156/IPVH9DUZ/F227156IPVH9DUZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/7156/IPVH9DUZ/F227156IPVH9DUZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/7156/IPVH9DUZ/F227156IPVH9DUZ.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat A 'shed on stilts', our faeces are dropped from a great height straight into huge portable plastic IBC tanks which can be shifted around underneath the superstructure and then transported by fork lift trucks, tractors etc. and used for growing specific fruit/vegetables.Since building this structure,...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:10:40 PDT
Multi-Layer Vermiculture Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Layer-Vermiculture-Bin/
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Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:28:12 PDT
Compost Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Tumbler/
Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/66BG/F8MM9QSA/FFO66BGF8MM9QSA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/66BG/F8MM9QSA/FFO66BGF8MM9QSA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/66BG/F8MM9QSA/FFO66BGF8MM9QSA.SMALL.jpg Tocsin I'd been looking at these fancy schmancy compost tumblers online as I'd gotten tired of turning my compost pile. There were 2 big detractions from these prepackaged tumblers; 1- too expensive for my penny pinching ways, and 2- they all sat way up in the air making it quite difficult to rake and sho...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2007 07:18:01 PST
Making Compost Tea http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Compost-Tea/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:14:38 PDT
Terracotta home composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Terracotta-home-composter/
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Mon, 17 May 2010 05:31:14 PDT
Honey Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Honey-Extractor/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:33:19 PST
5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/5-dollar-12-hour-Worm-Composting-Bins/
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Tue, 18 Jul 2006 17:53:11 PDT
Quick made hand cranked compost shredder http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-made-hand-cranked-compost-shredder/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:16:46 PDT
Trommel Compost Sifter http://www.instructables.com/id/Trommel-Compost-Sifter/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:29:00 PDT
Make a Compost Bin From a Wheelie Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Compost-Bin-From-a-Wheelie-Bin/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 08:03:58 PDT
Worm Cafe - Compost with earthworms right in your garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-Cafe-Compost-with-earthworms-right-in-your/
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Tue, 25 May 2010 20:12:54 PDT
How to design your tiny house or gispy wagon http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-Your-Tiny-House-or-Gispy-Wagon/
How to design your tiny house or gispy wagon - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/75A1/IK75DEOR/FN575A1IK75DEOR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/75A1/IK75DEOR/FN575A1IK75DEOR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/75A1/IK75DEOR/FN575A1IK75DEOR.SMALL.jpg ewautvanwassenhove The following steps can be done in your own order but my experience says that this is a good order to reduce redrawing allot of stuff (Been there done that!)You can use any drawing software you want but I recommend to do it in 3D!!Any Autodesk software is free to get on there website in an education...
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